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WATCH: Dayton’s new downtown pavilion is ready for opening day. Here’s what it looks like.

A little more than 14 months after acquiring its construction permits, the Levitt Pavilion Dayton is about open with its first concert on Aug. 9.

The Levitt Pavilion Dayton will celebrate its opening with a concert on August 9, just a short fourteen months after getting the green light for the project in downtown Dayton. TY GREENLEES / STAFF (Ty Greenlees)

Construction of the new venue started in January on the former Dave Hall Plaza at South Main and East Fifth streets.  The west side of the plaza was transformed into an open grass oval, ringed with walkways with the performance pavilion located at the southwest corner.

The Levitt Pavilion Dayton will celebrate its opening with a concert on August 9, just a short fourteen months after getting the green light for the project in downtown Dayton. TY GREENLEES / STAFF (Ty Greenlees)

The large lawn area has a gentle slope for seating with blankets, lawn chairs or directly on the grass. A difference from other concert venues is that you can bring your own food and drink, but glass containers are not allowed. 

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The Levitt Pavilion Dayton will celebrate its opening with a concert on August 9, just a short fourteen months after getting the green light for the project in downtown Dayton. TY GREENLEES / STAFF (Ty Greenlees)

Opening weekend for Levitt Pavilion starts on Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. with Gina Chavez, who is followed by Paul Brown with special guest Chris Standring on the Aug. 10, Paul Thorn and the Blind Boys of Alabama on Aug. 11 and Trout Fishing in America on the Aug. 12. 

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The Levitt Pavilion Dayton will celebrate its opening with a concert on August 9, just a short fourteen months after getting the green light for the project in downtown Dayton. TY GREENLEES / STAFF (Ty Greenlees)

Thirty more concerts are scheduled at Levitt Pavilion Dayton through Oct. 7.

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